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Lovie Still Learning During Lockout

The typical NFL offseason is anything but an off time for NFL coaches, who put in the same crazy hours working on playbooks, discussing personnel decisions, and holding minicamps.

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But thanks to the NFL lockout, this year coaches are unable to spend time with their players. In Chicago, instead of picking up new hobbies or spending more time at home the Bears have decided to spend time with each other.

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Coach Lovie Smith told the Chicago Tribune, “We would like to have the players out here, but it’s not like we don’t have anything to do. I can’t say I’m getting bored. It’s the opposite. There is learning every day. It has been awesome.”

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With no players to work with, the Bears' coaches have been working together in daily clinics (including offensive coordinator Mike Martz showing how he teaches quarterbacks to throw), and in the next week former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy will visit Halas Hall to share some of his wisdom with the staff.

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It sounds good, but I’m sure the Bears' coaches are getting tired of these clinics and like us fans can’t wait for this lockout to end. I’m sure Martz would rather be working with Jay Cutler instead of showing Mike Tice how he teaches a quarterback to throw.